Facebook, Google and Twitter are playing whack-a-mole with distressing footage that appears to show Friday’s mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand.
The original video is thought to have been posted to Facebook by a man identifying himself as Brenton Tarrant. The footage was deleted by the social network.
That hasn’t stopped other users ripping the video and uploading it both to Facebook and other sites such as Twitter and YouTube.
Business Insider found the video on Facebook and YouTube by typing a misspelling of Tarrant’s name.
New Zealand police have yet to name any suspects, and the problem shows how hard it is for big tech firms to keep up with moderating content around distressing, newsworthy incidents.
Facebook, Google, Twitter and other major tech firms are battling to keep distressing footage of a gunman firing on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, from appearing on their platforms.
The attack took place on Friday, with at least 49 people dead and 49 injured after the mass shooting.
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As yet, New Zealand police have not named the suspected perpetrator or perpetrators.
A man identifying himself as 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant is thought to have posted a livestream …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology